By PSW Staff • May 2, 2014 New components in the Shure DDS 5900 line Shure has added new flush-mounted discussion units to its DDS 5900 Digital Discussion System that are designed for meeting rooms and spaces where styling and performance are equally important. The DC 5900 F offers a modular design that provides numerous configuration options. The complete unit consists of a base unit, front plate, button overlay, gooseneck microphone, and an optional external loudspeaker. By selecting different combinations of components, the system can be configured with the controls, loudspeaker placement, and alternate language selection capabilities that the installation requires. The optional LS 5900 F loudspeaker module may be installed adjacent to the base/microphone unit to provide sound reinforcement of both the microphones in the system and external audio sources such as a presenter’s wireless microphone or audio from a videoconferencing system. In rooms that utilize conventional wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted loudspeakers, the LS 5900 F loudspeaker can be deleted for an even more compact footprint. “The DC 5900 F flush-mounted discussion unit combines sleek appearance and unparalleled ease of installation with the proven capabilities of the DDS 5900 Digital Discussion System,” says Stephen Kohler, senior director of marketing for the Americas Business Unit. “The flush mount design offers a cleaner appearance with no visible wiring and helps installers to reduce installation time and labor cost.” The DC 5900 F is compatible with the GM 5923 (40 cm/16 in) and GM 5924 (50 cm/20 in) gooseneck microphones as well as microphones from the DCS 6000 series. System designers can also choose Shure Microflex MX405RLP (13 cm/5 in), MX410RLP (25 cm/10 in), or MX415RLP (38 cm/15 in) gooseneck microphones, which attach to the DC 5900 F using the new AC 5901 XLR/Microflex adapter. The Microflex gooseneck microphones are available with an omnidirectional, cardioid, or supercardioid polar pattern. “The Microflex adapter gives system designers expanded options to tailor audio performance to the room by selecting the polar pattern that is most appropriate in consideration of the room acoustics, table dimensions, and seating arrangement,” Kohler adds. The DC 5900 F is the first conferencing unit on the market to use optical sensing to automatically configure the unit’s functionality. Byattaching the appropriate button overlay, the unit is automatically configured as either a Chairman or Delegate unit with a specific feature set. Sensors in the front plate detect which button overlay has been attached to the unit, which dictates how the unit operates. The DC 5900 F is available through select Shure authorized dealers and Shure distribution centers worldwide. U.S. MAP Pricing: DDS 5900 F with interpretation (microphone not included)—$302 DDS 5900 F without interpretation (microphone not included)—$264 LS 5900 F loudspeaker—$45 Shure Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Conference Systems Interconnect Interfaces Loudspeakers Microphones New Products Shure · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.